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  • Job market bounces back in March with 196,000 gain in payrolls

    04/05/2019 5:42:19 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5 April 2019 | Jeff Cox
    Job creation posted a solid rebound in March, with nonfarm payrolls expanding by 196,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8 percent, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report Friday. That was better than the 175,000 Dow Jones estimate and comes after a dismal February that had economists wondering whether the decade-old economic expansion was nearing an end. The unemployment rate met expectations. Wage gains fell off the recent strong pace, increasing just 0.14 percent for the month and 3.2 percent year over year, below expectations of the 3.4 percent pace from last month. The average work week...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall to 49-year low, below all forecasts

    04/04/2019 8:07:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | April 04 2019, 8:36am EDT | Staff
    Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, dropping to the lowest since December 1969, as the labor market tightened further. Jobless claims decreased to 202,000 in the week ended March 30, below all economist forecasts, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. The four-week average, a less-volatile measure, declined to 213,500, the lowest since October. The surprising drop in claims is an indication that the labor market continued to tighten, with employers holding onto workers and loathe to let them go. The level of continuing claims, which had moved up in recent months, fell the most since November in the week ended...
  • UPDATED: Toyota to hire 450 at H'ville engine plant [Alabama]

    03/17/2019 5:58:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The News Courier ^ | March 14, 2019 | Staff
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing will be adding 450 new jobs as part of a $288 million expansion at its Huntsville plant, officials announced Thursday. Officials said the announcement constituted the largest hiring need in the plant's history. The new investment will also include a building expansion, bringing TMM's total investment in Huntsville to $1.2 billion. The facility's annual engine capacity will increase from 670,000 to 900,000 by the end of 2021 to increase product flexibility and better accommodate market demand, according to a press release. Thursday's announcement was part of an overall $750 million investment Toyota is making at unit plants...
  • Toyota to Boost U.S. Investment to Nearly $13 Billion by 2021

    03/14/2019 7:43:34 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The Japanese auto maker said the spending would go toward adding production of two new hybrid vehicles in the U.S. and expanding plants that build engines, axles and other vehicle components. The additional investment is projected to create 600 new jobs. President Trump praised Toyota’s plans in a tweet—“BIG NEWS for U.S. Auto Workers!”—and said the investment was evidence that a trade agreement hammered out last year between the U.S., Canada and Mexico is fixing what he described as a “broken NAFTA deal.”
  • Volkswagen will add 1,000 jobs at Tennessee plant (making electric cars)

    01/15/2019 11:54:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    Volkswagen is investing $800 million in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a move that will add 1,000 jobs to the factory, the company announced Monday. It plans to build electric cars there. Volkswagen's investment in Tennessee comes weeks after General Motors announced plans to close three North American plants and shift its production focus away from sedans, to free up money to develop to electric and self-driving vehicles. The move also comes amid talks between Volkswagen and Ford about pooling resources to make the next generation of vehicles. The new Tennessee jobs and production should begin in 2022, according to the company's statement. "The US...
  • Another Job Boom Proves Trump’s Critics Wrong Again

    01/15/2019 8:36:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Anthony Scaramucci
    President Trump’s economy continues to exceed expectations, exposing the absurdity of “expert” projections of an impending economic slowdown.The overwhelmingly positive effects of President Trump’s economic policies were on full display in the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revealed a healthy surge in job creation for December. According to the report, nonfarm payrolls jumped by 312,000 in the final month of 2018, with 301,000 of those new jobs coming from the private sector. In total, the U.S. has added more than 2.6 million new jobs over the past 12 months. Meanwhile, wages surged by 0.4 percent last...
  • Truly excellent jobs report another sign Trumponomics works

    11/02/2018 7:48:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Post Editorial Board
    Wow: The last big jobs report before Election Day brought unadulterated excellent news. Year-over-year wage growth above 3 percent for the first time in nearly a decade. Payrolls adding 250,000 new jobs, well above expectations. Unemployment unchanged at 3.7 percent, a 49-year low — and the rate would have dropped, except that more people returned to the labor force. That last is huge, for two reasons: l  First, it means Americans who had given up hope of finding work are back in the fight. That’s a major plus for society. l  Second, it suggests that the nation isn’t up against...
  • Trump Creates The Most Amazing Jobs Report In American History

    11/03/2018 4:40:17 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 30 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Sitting here on a Saturday morning wondering when Oprah and Barack are going to go up to Michigan to campaign on behalf of the single most-qualified candidate for the U.S. senate running anywhere in this election. That would be John James, a black man, who is running against the execrable Debbie Stabenow, a white woman. Ok, silly me – James is a Republican, so he doesn’t qualify as being “black” in the world of Oprah and Barack. Speaking of America’s Biggest Mistake… – A day after the Oprah campaigned on behalf of...
  • 156,562,000: Record Employment for 12th Time Under Trump

    11/02/2018 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 32 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | November 2, 2018 | Susan Jones
    ( - The economy is the second most important issue for registered voters as the midterm election nears, a new Gallup Poll says. And there was very good economic news on Friday, as the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics rolled out the October employment report -- the final one before next week's midterm election. The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twefth record set under President Donald Trump. In October, the number of employed men age 20 and up -- 80,405,000 -- set the 12th record since Trump took...
  • Breaking: 250,000 jobs created in October versus 200,000 expected (vanity)

    11/02/2018 5:35:42 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 22 replies
    11/2/2018 | Me
    unemployment remains the same but: wages growth increasing at 3.1% annually U6 at 7% i did not hear the job participation rate...
  • Even the Seemingly Disappointing Job Creation Numbers Are Actually Pretty Great

    10/05/2018 8:20:08 AM PDT · by edwinland · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Neil Irwin
    The September jobs numbers are the 2018 United States economy in a nutshell: Even when an economic report is bad these days, it’s actually pretty good. When the latest numbers first were broadcast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, it looked like a big disappointment. Employers added only 134,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, well below the levels of recent months and well below what forecasters had projected. But even apart from the usual warnings about statistical error and randomness (the true rate of job creation could turn out to be either much higher or much lower), the numbers are a...
  • ShayoNano USA Selects Chester, South Carolina, for Manufacturing Plant (40 jobs)

    09/08/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 7, 2018 | Staff
    ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. The company is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve the profitability and performance of a variety of products. The company harnesses its unique, patented technology to support a range of uses, including paints and coatings, fire retardants, nanocomposites and more. Located at 564 Ecology Lane in Chester, ShayoNano’s new, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to start...
  • Churchill hiring up to 200 workers for new gaming venue (Kentucky)

    07/30/2018 11:49:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WPSD-TV ^ | July 30, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Churchill Downs Inc. says it will hire up to 200 employees ahead of opening its new Louisville gaming facility.</p> <p>The Derby City Gaming facility will feature 900 historical racing machines. The electronic gaming machines allow people to bet on races that have already taken place. The games typically show video of condensed horse races.</p>
  • Steel Worker Cries Talking About Donald Trump at Reopened Granite City, US Steel Plant

    07/26/2018 6:54:11 PM PDT · by Revel · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 07/26/18 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump traveled to Granite City, Illinois to speak to steelworkers at the US Steel plant that reopened this year. Since President Trump enacted tariffs on foreign steel imports U.S. Steel has decided to restart both furnaces, meaning the return of 800 jobs. This afternoon local KSDK reporter spoke with one of the steelworkers at the Granite City plant. The man says he is a third generation steelworker and was out of work for two-and-a-half years. He then cries as he talks about President Trump and the life he has brought back to this eastern Illinois community. US Steel Worker:...
  • Furniture Fair is hiring! (Kentucky)

    07/25/2018 6:36:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WHAS-TV ^ | July 25, 2018
    As the kids get ready to go back to school, many seasonal jobs will start to disappear. Luckily, there is a Furniture Fair hiring event this Thursday in Louisville. Ed Hartman from Furniture Fair is with us to discuss their new employment opportunities. You can apply in person on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Hampton Inn on Alliant Avenue in Jeffersontown, KY. You can apply online at The new store will open later this summer at Taylorsville Road near Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville, KY.
  • Lockheed Martin to hire 400 people in Fort Worth for F-35 jet program (Texas)

    07/23/2018 6:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 23, 2018 | Conor Shine, Aviation Writer
    After adding 1,800 workers over the last year to ramp up production of F-35 fighter jets, Lockheed Martin said Monday it’s looking to hire 400 more technicians, mechanics and assemblers to help tackle the growing workload. Lockheed will be interviewing candidates for those positions at a July 30 hiring event being hosted at the Sheraton Fort Worth, with qualified applicants getting a shot at on-the-spot job offers. The Maryland-based defense company, which builds state-of-the-art F-35 jets at its Fort Worth plant, said it’s specifically looking to hire in several roles: avionics technician; milling machinist; low observable coater; structural assemblers; aircraft...
  • Proctor & Gamble mega production facility open for business, ramping up hiring effort (1,500 jobs)

    07/11/2018 9:25:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    West Virginia News ^ | July 11, 2018 | John Dahlia
    TABLER STATION — While 1,700 construction and contractor crews work to complete the $500 million Procter & Gamble Co. facility at Tabler Station in Berkeley County, the Cincinnati-based company continues to ramp up its hiring efforts, officials said Tuesday during a site tour. According to company spokesperson Jeff LeRoy, the consumer goods maker and supporting businesses could employ up to 1,500 people by 2020 when the plant is in full operation. “Right now, there are 70 P&G employees working on Bounce,” LeRoy said, referring to the company’s first production line for the popular brand of dryer sheets that went into...
  • UPS, Ball and Chewy are 3 companies bringing 1,200 full-time jobs to Goodyear (Arizona)

    07/07/2018 4:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Info Surhoy ^ | July 7, 2018 | Marta Subat
    Three companies in Goodyear will bring more than 1,200 full-time jobs to the West Valley between now and the end of 2019. Ball Corp. is building a manufacturing plant while UPS Inc. and Chewy, Inc. will operate internet fulfillment centers. Chewy opened in June Chewy Inc., an online retailer of pet food and products, opened its regional internet fulfillment facility near Bullard Avenue and Van Buren Street in June. The 800,000-square-foot facility already employs more than 200 people but will recruit another 550 over the next year, a company spokeswoman said. As part of a job development agreement Goodyear signed...
  • 530 Engineering Jobs In Arlington: Now Hiring (Texas)

    07/02/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Patch ^ | July 2, 2018 | Payton Potter
    ARLINGTON, TX — From mechanical engineering to software production to oversight positions, engineering professionals are in high demand in and around Arlington. See more jobs like these on the Arlington Patch Job Board and Sr. Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States We are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to contribute in implementing and maintaining Quality Management System principles (ISO9001 and TS16949) for both internal processes and subcontractor ... Mechanical Engineer / Designer / Grand Prairie, TX with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States The mechanical...
  • LG to Build New 500MW Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in Alabama (160 full-time jobs)

    06/30/2018 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Greentech Media ^ | June 27, 2018 | Julia Pyper
    LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. presence with a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The South Korean technology giant will invest $28 million to set up the factory that's expected to create 160 new full-time jobs. LG will add two production lines at its 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The solar module plant will bring LG's total employment in the Southern city to more than 400 workers. Starting in early 2019, the new manufacturing plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of solar modules per year. LG joins a...